Translation of "proper" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈprɒp·ər/ us /ˈprɑ·pər/

B1 correct or suitable

Please put those books back in their proper place.

B1 mainly UK real and satisfactory

adecuado, en condiciones
You should eat some proper food instead of just sweets.

(Translation of “proper” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈpropə/

right, correct, or suitable

correcto, adecuado
That isn’t the proper way to clean the windows
You should have done your schoolwork at the proper time – it’s too late to start now.

complete or thorough

Have you made a proper search?

respectable or well-mannered

apropiado, correcto
Such behaviour isn’t quite proper.
properly adverb

correctly or rightly

She can’t pronounce his name properly.

completely or thoroughly

bien; completamente
I didn’t have time to read the book properly.
proper noun noun ( proper name)

(linguistics) a noun or name which names a particular person, thing or place (beginning with a capital letter)

nombre propio
’John’ and ’New York’ are proper nouns.

(Translation of “proper” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)